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Spitfire LFVIII MT986 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Spitfire LFVIII MT986

LFVIII CHA M66 6MU 1.....[TRUNCATED] More information in: Spitfire Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  14 Apr 45 Aircraft Name  Spitfire VIII Serial Number  MT986
Unit  273 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Kyaukpyu Country  Burma
Aircrew details Fg Offr J G Gunderson
Details Engine cut on take-off and u/c raised to stop Kyaukpyu [ORB} Three secitions carried out offensive recces of the Taungup - Prome Road. The first section ahd bad luck as Fg offr Gunderson's engine cut on take off, and he had to crash land off the end of the strip. he was unhurt. [F541] Two ac sortie led by Sqn ldr G B Smiter. 0900-0915. F/O J G Gunderson ahd a spot of badk luck as the engine fo D Dog tut on take off. Fortunately he selected wheels upa nd made a safe belly landing at the edge of the runway. He was unhurt and the sortie was abandoned.
Source ORB

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